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Superintendent’s Message


Dear School Community Members,


Substance abuse and the use of opioids are at an all-time high on Long Island and in the township of Islip. On Monday, February 27, 2017, Chris Herren, a former high school, college and professional basketball player who lost it all to substance abuse, will share his remarkable journey with students and parents. This inspiring presentation is being brought to the community by the Islip Union Free School District’s IDEA Task Force Coalition, the Islip North Community Watch, Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and local Rotary Clubs.

When Chris came to our community last year, there was an overwhelming response, and we are delighted that he will be with us again. His message is not just for middle and high school students and their parents. All parents would benefit from his memorable story.

I urge you and your child to join us and hear first-hand how substance abuse can drastically change the life of the abuser and the family. Click here to visit the EventBrite registration page, or here for a flyer with more information.


Susan A. Schnebel
Superintendent of Schools